NICE is committed to promoting equality, eliminating unlawful discrimination and fostering good relations between people with particular protected characteristics and others. In producing guidance and advice, NICE aims to comply fully with all legal obligations to: promote race and disability equality and equality of opportunity between men and women, eliminate unlawful discrimination on grounds of race, disability, age, sex, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity (including women post-delivery), sexual orientation, and religion or belief (these are protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010).
People with spasticity may be regarded as having a disability under the Equality Act 2010 if their condition adversely affects their ability to carry out daily activities for more than 12 months. The Mollii suit is contraindicated for people with implanted electronic medical devices and may not be suitable for pregnant women. Disability and pregnancy are protected characteristics under the Equality Act.